0 Blondies Have More Fun!

Blonde BrownieI just can't get enough of these...warm, gooey, nutty....hey! I'm describing my absolute favorite brownie: the Blondie!

I'm not sure how this brownie came by, but I think it was because someone ran out of....dare I say it?.....chocolate. Or cocoa. But this cousin lives up to her carmely goodness. Is 'carmely' a word? It is now!

Our family got together to celebrate 5 birthdays that happen during November. Now, most of us are adults and don't mind celebrating together. A nice, simple change of pace to the cake/ice cream combo is to serve brownies and ice cream with your favorite toppings.
The Blondie just pales in comparison to this lifeless brownie on the left. I have some NON-nut lovers in my family, so I made this brownie. Nutless. Chipless. Ice creamless. It is a good brownie, fudgey and could use a topping of mint ice cream with chocolate syrup dripping down the sides...

Anyway, back to my blondie...a throw back to the good old days will make you nostalgic for more...

(4x6 printable recipe) (full page recipe)
adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. butter or margarine
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/8 t. baking soda
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Grease a 8x8 baking pan. In a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar and butter over medium heat till sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Cool slightly. Stir in eggs, one at a time (quickly, before they cook). Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and baking soda.

Spread batter in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts. (This works better if your batter is not hot enough to melt the chips)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or till done. Cool slightly on a wire rack. (or dive in!)

Okay, now I feel bad for the lone chocolate brownie...I'll post its recipe tomorrow!


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